This job expired on 29 September 2023 – see similar jobs

  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    29 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Full time hours

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

The ideal candidate will be a reflective and inspiring Deputy Headteacher who:

  • Must be able to work well under pressure, having the ability to adopt a flexible approach to working and support other areas of the school when required;
  • A strong understanding of how to develop the curriculum to meet the needs of all learners;
  • Must be able to take both a strategic overview and hands-on approach, managing multiple levels of demand from multiple sources;
  • Proven experience managing others and experience operating as a member of the Senior Leadership Team;
  • An excellent knowledge of current safeguarding regulations and best practice;
  • Excellent social and presentation skills;
  • High level written and spoken English;
  • Organised and resourceful;
  • Proactive and intuitive;
  • Shares the school’s vision for education and has a commitment to the same ethos;
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of, and commitment to working within the principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion;
  • Has strong interpersonal skills and can build professional relationships and collaborate with a wide range of people including staff, parents, and pupils;
  • Is motivated to develop a culture of excellent teaching and learning by sharing good practice and participating actively in continuing professional development;
  • Embraces developments and innovations in teaching and learning and is open to a range of approaches to assessment and differentiation in the classroom;
  • Is a team player who shows a positive attitude, works well with colleagues, and offers constructive suggestions for school improvement;
  • Is a good role model to other colleagues.

What the school offers its staff

  • Competitive salary;
  • Professional development opportunities;
  • A motivated team of teachers and support staff committed to developing and raising standards. In addition, we have a team of specialist teachers in specific areas to provide targeted and quality first teaching;
  • A supportive and knowledgeable Governing Body and forward-thinking Senior Leadership Team;
  • Excellently resourced school in a beautiful building with extensive grounds;
  • Wonderful children who have a real passion for learning and are ready to learn.

Further details about the role

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Deputy Headteacher to work closely with the Headteacher, Governors, Senior Leadership Team and staff to help strengthen and further develop the teaching, learning and leadership of the school.

Peel Park Primary School is a vibrant, three form entry establishment that caters for children aged 4-11. We are a happy, successful, and hence oversubscribed school. Our school team are proud to be part of a caring environment that offers challenge, support, and security for children and staff.

Our children are at the heart of every decision we make. We welcome children from all backgrounds, ensuring that we create opportunities relevant to the individual needs of the child. Our main aim is to ensure that they are happy and confident, cementing the foundations to make every child, well-rounded individuals of the future.

The school itself is a beautiful building situated in extensive grounds steeped in the town’s history. The school is easily accessible from the connecting motorways and train as it is situated close to Accrington town centre.

Commitment to safeguarding

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website or alternatively a copy is available. LCC has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the manager to applicants.

This job post has expired.

Upload additional documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Accrington Peel Park Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
620 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

We are committed to providing a stimulating and motivating learning environment, one that equips and prepares our pupils for the 21st Century. Our mission is to strive for excellence in all that we do – by challenging ourselves and helping each other to Reach higher, See further and to Shine brighter every day. At Peel Park School we are fascinated by learning, by interesting ideas and questions, and we want our children to go on to enjoy learning for the rest of their lives – and to make a difference in the world. The school benefits from innovative, inspirational staff, supportive parents and children who display an excellent attitude to learning.As a school community we believe that children thrive when the entire school community – pupils, parents, staff, governors and the local community come together. We strongly value the relationship we have with our parents and recognise that effective partnerships are essential. We appreciate and value the support our parents give us and the role they play in enriching our children’s experiences and supporting their child’s education. Parents are always most welcome into school to help or to discuss their child’s progress or any matters of concern.

Arranging a visit to Accrington Peel Park Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email d.waites@peelpark.lancs.sch.uk.

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Headteacher Charlestown Primary School

Quick Apply

Charlestown Community Primary School

Pilkington Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M9 7BX

Head Teacher

St James CofE Primary School, Daisy Hill

Hindley Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL5 2JU


New Moston Primary School

Moston Lane East, Manchester, M40 3QJ

Headteacher - St John's CE Primary School, Radcliffe

The Sycamore Church Of England Trust Limited

Walshaw, Bury, BL8 3AX

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Lancashire, Blackburn and Blackpool